Around the Markets – 20.6.19

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Caledonian Marts Ltd, Tuesday June 18: sold 657 Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggets, Ewes & Tups.

Included in the sale was the show and sale of Suffolk prime lambs, held in conjunction with the west and central Scotland Suffolk Club and was kindly sponsored by McCaskie Farm Supplies and Shearwell Data. The show was ably judged by Bill MacKinnon of Scotbeef. Overall average for 454 sold was 207.3ppkg (-8.4p on the week).

Prize List

Champion – J Lawrie, Tillyrie 47.6kg £104 purchased by Buffalo Farm, Boglily.

Class 1 – Suffolk Under 42kg

1st – W & E Cook, Balcachie

2nd – R A Campbell & Son, Meikle Seggie

Class 2 – Suffolk 42.1kg-44.9kg

1st – R Wardrop & Son, Easter Coates

2nd – R A Campbell & Son, Meikle Seggie

3rd – R Wardrop & Son, Easter Coates

Class 3 – Suffolk 45kg+

1st – J Lawrie, Tillyrie

2nd – Bankhead Farmers, Crook of Devon

3rd – Bankhead Farmers, Crook of Devon

Outwith the show, top price of the day went to D Nicol, Auchtenny for a 46kg Beltex at £115 and the same lamb topped the ppkg at 250p.

Leading Prices: Spring Lambs Per Head

Texel £111 Bankhead

Texel X £111 Skeoch

Beltex £109 Mawcarse

Continental £108 Pitcairlie

Continental X £108 The Horn

Suffolk X £107 Drumardoch Estates

Spring Lambs Per Kg-

Beltex 242p Mawcarse

Beltex X 238p Meikle Seggie

Continental 236p West Lundie

Continental X 231p Auchtenny

Texel 230p Golland

Texel X 228p Mawcarse

Also forward were 233 Cast Ewes , Tups & Hoggs. All classes, particularly Mules and Blackfaces would be sharper on the week, with heavier ewes also seeing a slight increase. Heavy Ewes averaged £87.50 selling to £110 for a Texel from Donibee Livestock, Whitehills, Crossgates. Light Ewes averaged £58.09 selling to £71 for a Cheviot from D Nicol, Auchtenny, Forgandenny.

Cast Tups sold to £86 for a Texel from E Forrester, Cattlemoss, Saline.

Other Leading Ewe Prices –


£96 Dyke (Milton of Campsie)

£87 Donibee & Auchtenny


£94 Deanston

£89 Easter Cash


£83 (x4) Little Balquhomrie


£79 West Lundie

£77 Easter Cash

£68 Knoxfauld


£67 Deanston

£65 Drummond Estates

United Auctions, Stirling, Thursday June 13: sold 1,433 prime sheep comprising of 611 new season lambs selling to an average of 214.30p and 262 old season lambs with an average of 134.17p &  560 ewes and rams.

New Season Lambs (611) – Hill of Errol (Tex) £125.00; Lintibert (BTex) £118.00; Cherryfield (Suf) £115.00; Shanry (Cha) £109.00; Hill of Errol (Blue Tex) £106.00; Muckraw (Hamp) £96.50; Halkerston (Mue) £95.00; Badenheath (BDM) £92.00.

New Season Lambs (611) – Lintibert (BTex) 262.00ppk; Head of Balglass (Tex) 244.00ppk; Cherryfield (Suf) 235.00ppk; Badenheath (BDM) 230.00ppk; Shanry (Cha) 218.00ppk; Muckraw (Hamp) 214.00ppk; Halkerston & Ardgate(Mule) 200.00ppk.

Old Season Lambs (262) – Cherryfield (Tex) £89.00; North Mains of Baldovan (Suf) £88.00; East Bracklinn (Ch) £88.00; Townhead (Mule) £83.00; Hill of Errol (BF) £70.00; Langfauld Steading (Easy) £61.50.

Old Season Lambs (262) – Cherryfield (Tex)164.00ppk; Lathrisk (Chev) 163.00ppk; East Bracklinn (BF) 162.00ppk; Corrigills (Cross) 156.00ppk; Townhead (Mule) 146.00ppk; Langfauld Steading (Easy) 141.00ppk.

Ewes (560)- West Carse (Tex) £116.00; Pitsundry (Suf) £94.50; Cherryfield (Cross) £90.00; Lillyburn (BFL) £89.00; Wester Coldrain (Cha) £79.00; Fairview (BTex) £78.00; Lilyburn (Mule) £69.00; Victoria (Chev) £68.00; Dyke (BF) £64.50.

Rams-  Wester Coldrain (Tex) £92.00; Auchenrivoch (BFL) £90.00; Shanry (Cha) £88.00; West Loch (BF) £84.00; Ballagan (Chev) £81.00; Hill of Errol (BTex) £74.00.